Masala Rice with Baby Corn Chilli

1 cup basmati rice
1/4 cup green peas (optional)
5 tsp oil or ghee
2 small onions
1/2 inch ginger
5 garlic cloves
2 green chillies
1/2 cup coriander leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric pdr
1 tsp red chilli pdr
1 tsp coriander pdr
1/2 inch cinnamon
2 cloves
1 cardamom
1 tsp cumin seeds
Salt to taste


  • Wash and soak rice in water for 20 mins and drain the water

  • Finely chop or grind coarsely  onion,green chillies,ginger,garlic and coriander leaves (just pulse it)
  • In cooker ,add oil or ghee,put coves,cumin seeds,cardamom and cinnamon,saute for a second
  • Add the crushed onion mixture and fry for 5 mins,followed by the spice powders
  • Saute for a second,add the soaked  rice
  • Fry for a while,add salt and 1.5 cups water, close the lid of the cooker
  • Cook the rice for 2 whistles and turn off the flame
  • Open the cooker once the steam is released,gently mix with a fork 
  • Serve hot with raita or curry of your choice
10 nos baby corns
3 tblsp corn flour
2 tblsp rice flour
1 tsp chilli pdr
Salt to taste
5 tsp oil + oil for deep frying
5 finely chopped green chillies
2 finely sliced onions
2 tsp tomato ketchup
Chopped coriander leaves
Curry leaves

  • Wash and cut the baby corn into fingers, make a paste of rice flour ,corn flour, chilli pdr  and salt using little water
  • Marinate the corns with the paste and deep fry into a crispy fritters, keep aside
  • In a pan heat oil add chopped garlic and fry till light brown
  • Add the onions and saute for 2 mins
  • Add ketchup,schezuan  chutney and 1/4 cup water, cook for a while
  • Add fried baby corn,salt if needed and toss well
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and deep fried curry leaves
  • Serve hort with rice or noodles


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